"What a shame that they signed Yoenis Cepedes, what a damn shame that that player is on their team" - Andy Martino
It's not often that an athlete goes out of their way to bring attention to their doubters. To use these statements from the media as motivation is totally a move I can get behind.
It's impossible to completely turn yourself off. Even the guys who stay away from social media can't entirely isolate themselves from the radio, tv, or glancing at the back pages.
Players officially start reporting to camp next week, but as usual a lot of them head down a bit early. Especially guys like Yo who need the extra work. It doesn't hurt that he lives fairly close as well.
Will Yoenis Cespedes be in the Mets opening day lineup?— The 7 Line (@The7Line) January 20, 2020
The term PMA is something I learned about from a band called Bad Brains. Positive Mental Attitude goes a long way in all aspects of life, and I try my best to see the good side in most situations.
Whether Yoenis calls it PMA or not, he's got it.
If you're hitting the final home game on Thursday at Citi Field, swing by the Marina Lot to see some friends, maybe meet some new ones, and responsibly wash down your sorrows before heading inside.